the smell of my desperation has become a stench


We’re lucky to live in a part of the country where tornadoes are infrequent if not a totally freak occurrence. But I grew up in Tennessee, so I know the dread that comes with the watches and warnings and that sickening siren that drowns out all other noises. My heart goes out to those whose lives have been harmed by the weather this year. The nine-year-old girl in me who used to sleep in the bathtub with her stuffed animals because that was the safest place in the house, she is right there with you.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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